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Dishpan Plants

“Gray water” from household sinks, washing machines and showers could provide a new, low-cost source of irrigation for landscape plants that reduces their need for fertilizer.

Easy Does It

Try these green ways to clear sidewalks and driveways to get rid of winter’s white stuff.

Bunker Hunker

Could people someday live in an underground skyscraper? Maybe. A designer’s innovative plan would theoretically fill a 900-foot-deep, 300-acrewide crater left by the Lavender Pit copper mine, in Bisbee, Arizona.

Perfect Pools

Chlorine kills germs, but exposure to the toxic chemical causes side effects to skin, hair and lungs. Safe, refreshing options are available.

Mow, Mow, Mow Your Lawn…

Tired of logging laps around the lawn? Try these “green” tips to lighten the workload, pollute less and save money.

Find Out

Wondering whether a new community development is green? Download this hands-on guide, created by the National Resources Defense Council.

Boxing Day

Changing address? Check out this efficient alternative to traditional-style moving boxes.

Cold Comfort

Upcoming refrigerator designs will use a fifth of the energy that their household predecessors required 40 years ago.

Recycled Shelters

Citizens of Africa’s most populous nation can now live “inside” the plastic water bottles that previously littered their roads, canals and gutters.

Green Laundry List

These tips for clean, green wash days are easy on the pocketbook and planet.
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